El Prado Audiomuseums is an UNOFFICIAL audioguide to visit the Prado Museum in Madrid. Unlike other audio guides, we intend to not only talk about the picture, but also to know the historical context of it, the story told in the scene, the symbolism, highlight what makes it important, to try to understand a little better that picture in front of us.
We do not claim to be a professional art critic, neither a visit for experts. In the museum there are excellent professional guides who can explain the pictures in much more detail and resolve any doubts arising upon him.
Most of the information shown here comes from wikipedia, with which we collaborate whenever we can. We have amended the information to make it useful as an audioguide. If you have more interest in any work, you can find more information there.
The search engine will help you locate the works in the museum showing the room in which they are exposed, even those that are not mentioned in the guide. Not a GPS, but it helps ;)
There are a couple of points before moving forward:
1) To avoid disturbing other visitors to the museum, is a MUST USE OF HEADPHONES to hear the guide. If you don't have any, you can read information but not hear it. Polite people is welcome everywhere ;)
2) You will need a program to synthesize speech (Text to Speech). Android brings the cousin of R2-D2 by default in the synthesizer, but it is well understood. We like a lot IVONA which sounds very natural ... like life itself!
3) Don't forget to recharge your phone battery before going to the museum. Time flies when you are enjoying, and it is easy spend more than 3 hours within a visit. With your phone's battery full of energy, you won't miss any detail.
4) We have done a great effort not to consume data for those of you who are roaming victims, so do not worry about horrible data bills. Try to download the app by wifi, and enjoy for free!
The Prado Museum is one of the largest art galleries in the world. It has more than 7,000 works. Or are you in Madrid for a long time, or have to choose which artwork you want to see. If you're confused, or simply you trust in us, we suggest you use "THE MOST IMPORTANT" visits. You can visit the museum following routes depending on the time you have available, or themed tours or free visits (SOON AVAILABLE).
You can mark the work you like in a favorite list, and save the list of works that impressed you. You can also evaluate the picture according to your taste, and evaluate the comments from the guide. In this way we can generate new "THE MOST IMPORTANT" paths in the museum and improve comments.
We tried to start with the most famous paintings, but is not available the entire collection. Initially there are 50 pictures. We will complete the rest depending on the acceptance of the app and the resources we have.
We are happy to receive constructive criticism, collaborations or anyone who wants help complete the museum's collection, or extend the experience to other museums.
If you would like that some picture to be included in the guide, you just have to suggest it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . As soon as we can we will include it.
If you hate ads, or after the visit feel indebted for the fabulous time you've been through, there is a paid version for a small fee we will feel rewarded for their hard work ;p
If you like the application, but the crisis has crushed your budget, visit any of the advertisers in the app. We will be forever grateful.
But above all else, ... most importantly ... Do not forget to learn and enjoy the culture!
PS: All work is protected under the Creative Commons license: CC BY-SA 3.0
PS: Official information is available in the museum box office and website. We are not responsible for any errors or changes in official information and the consequences that may arise.